We’re back on the trail of out-of-the-ordinary doubleknits. This understated blue and grey printed ponte Roma jersey fabric is our latest find. We don’t think it has quite the substance of our previous highly-structured ‘Transverse’ and ‘Lattice’ ponte Roma jersey fabrics but it has much more in common with those fabrics that our usual more draping doubleknits.
The base of this fabric is a grey doubleknit, but printed on the ‘right’ side is a mesh of charcoal and grey-blue lines which add a sense of texture and depth to the fabric.
Our blue & grey printed ponte Roma jersey fabric has a high viscose content – but without the drapiness and with a much more robust handle than we’d usually expect from a ponte Roma with that composition. It holds a shape extremely well and has a firm stretch-and-return across the width and down the length of the fabric as you can see from this video.
That stretch is fairly limited – around the 15% mark. It has excellent opacity and a very smooth, refined handle.
Our blue and grey printed ponte Roma jersey fabric is perfect for layering and for dressing up and down. Fit-and-flare dresses and tunics, skirts, and fitted trousers are all options. If trousers are your thing, then we think this ‘Wallis’ Pant from Style Arc is just the pattern for a pair of upmarket jodhpur-style fitted trousers.
We love that curvilinear side seam. If you’d like to find out more about ponte Roma fabric then drop in on our Ponte Roma Fabric blog post for the whole story!
54% polyester, 41% viscose, 5% elastane
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. Find out more about fabric care on our About our fabric pages